Monday, February 15, 2010

"Her Majesty"
6" x 6" Acrylic
on canvas
#3 of 52

You would think that smaller paintings would be faster to do, but the reality is that for me it takes just as long. The same amount of work takes place regardless of the size.

This was done on canvas which I had covered with acrylic ground for pastels, the texture was quite different from what I normally work on, and at times it seemed almost spongy. I love how the final piece looks.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Black & Blue
11" x 14"
Acrylic on Canvas

My fascination with using this black and white patterned material as a back-drop continues on in "Black & Blue.
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Sunday, February 07, 2010

The Gosling
Soft Pastel 11" x 9"

Mill Lake, a pond in the center of the City of Abbotsford is home to a very large population of Canada Geese. This little fellow is painted from one of the hundreds of images I have taken of the geese and their goslings. I'm looking forward to spring and capturing more images of these adorable babies.

Canada Geese Facts:
Although they are named after Canada as well as inhabiting most of Canada, they are also found in Alaska, and the northern United States, sometimes they also go as far as Greenland.

Next to humans they are the most talkative creature, with the babies talking to their parents while still in the shell.

They are family orientated and mate for life, although if one mate dies the other will re-mate.

Both parents take an active role in parenting.
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